Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Opportunity Knocks!

Steve Norris - Opportunity Strikes!
Many thanks to Steve Norris for this fabulous opportunity - details here - and good luck to all those who venture forth!!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

'Distant Shadows'

Brand new details on my website regarding second book 'Distant Shadows' - read now for a sneak preview!!!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

'Bodies In The Bookshop'

In the middle: Richard Reynolds of Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge
Left of frame: Fellow discussion panel author, Rebecca Tope
Right of frame: Myself
Our panel was at 12noon on 14th July 2012 at Cambridge Union - 'Poison In The Parish'. We were fortunate enough to have an engaging crowd with plenty of questions. See you all again next year!!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Book Tour - very soon!

New Book Tour Coming Up!

They'll be a new book tour coming up for the release of 'Distant Shadows' - watch this space for details!  The photo above is just one of many last summer for 'Beneath The Daisies'. If you have anything in particular you'd like to see me please let me know by email: contact@jaynemariebarker.com and I'll do my best to accommodate!

Jayne-Marie Barker

Friday, 6 July 2012

'Bodies In The Bookshop' 14th July 2012

Join us in the Cambridge Union for our biggest crime fiction event of the year!  This year Bodies in the Bookshop is relocating to the Cambridge Union (link to: http://www.cus.org/) where we have a fantastic line-up of crime authors who will be taking part in a series of themed talks and panel discussions.
The Union Bar and Cafe will also be open all day for food, drink and socialising and the traditional drinks reception will take place in the bar at 6.30pm.
10am  Crime Through Time I
Jane Finnis, Ruth Downie and Patrick Easter take us on a journey through time and space as they talk on historical crime fiction from Ancient Rome to Nineteenth Century England.
11am  Experts in Murder
Nicola Upson, Catriona McPherson and Laura Wilson give us a glimpse of a pre-war world of murder and mystery which their canny heroes and sharp heroines set about solving, while Sally Spedding adds a more sinister edge to the historical theme.
12 noon  Poison in the Parish
Settle in with Ann Purser, Veronica Heley, Rebecca Tope and Jayne Marie Barker who will be discussing mysteries with a distinctly English and traditional character.
1pm  Break for Lunch
Lunch will be available at the Union Cafe
1.30pm Crime Through Time II
Follow Ros Barber and Rory Clements to the criminal depths of Tudor England while Chris Nickson and Robin Blake transport us the 18th century and Peter Moore sheds light on the true crimes which took place in a rural Georgian village.
2.30pm Scene of the Crime
Jim Kelly, Alison Bruce and Elly Griffiths discuss their novels set in Cambridge and the surrounding area, bringing crime a little too close for comfort.
3.30pm  International Intrigue
Roger Morris, Edward Wilson and Adrian Magson take us from prerevolutionary Russia to 1960s France via the Cold War.  Detectives, spies and mysteries abound.
4.30pm Comic Cuts
Len Tyler and Suzette Hill in discussion on the funny side of crime.
5.30pm Death in a Cold Climate
Leading crime fiction expert Barry Forshaw and Quentin Bates, author of a crime fiction series set in Iceland, explore the growing popularity of Nordic Noir and Scandinavian settings.  Listen out for ideas on what to read after Stieg Larsson
6.30pm  Drinks reception in the Union Bar

Tickets: Adults £10, Concessions £7

Call 01223 463200 or come to Heffers to buy your ticket.

For more information email events.tst@heffers.co.uk or visit the Bodies in the Bookshop facebook page or our blog at bodiesinthebookshop.wordpress.com